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-changer. first to the campaign trail where president obama is in new hampshire. he is scheduled to speak within the next few minutes. paul ryan about to make the third stop of the day in ohio. he is going to take the stage in circleville any time now. we will go live to both those events coming up. first though, some breaking news from florida. the romney campaign announcing just moments ago that they are rescheduling all of mitt romney's virginia events for tomorrow. the gop nominee will instead travel to ohio. all this because of the impending impact of hurricane sandy. we of course are tracking sandy. progress up the east coast. nbc's meteorologist dylan drier in the msnbc studios in new york. ton trung in delaware. we just got the latest advisory from the hurricane center. what can you tell us. >> nothing has changed. this still indicates the storm is a category 1 hurricane and very far out to sea, but still just as huge as it has been. that's why we are still dealing with some potential for stronger wind gusts and decent rain along the coast of south carolina and north carolina. north east
out how we do something. >> bill: president obama taking the lead in the hurricane aftermath. charles krauthammer has some thoughts on that. >> i have had the chance to speak with some of the governors in the affected areas and they have talked about a lot of people having hard times. >> bill: governor romney also trying to appear presidential in the face of billions of dollars worth of damage and the loss of at least 39 american lives. we will take you to the devastation zones. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. hurricane sandy in the presidential race. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. i'm sorry i missed you guys last night but i was transported back in time to 1850 after hurricane sandy hit long island, new york. actually, the storm didn't exactly hit us. it made landfall just south of atlantic city, new jersey about 100 miles away. but the winds off the ocean were so intense that they killed 18 people here in new york city and at least 40 overall. the
romney leading president obama 52% to 45% among voter who's already cast their ballots. newt gingrich joins us, good evening, sir. your thoughts on the gallup poll of early voters? >> if it's accurate it's devastating for obama. obama played a tremendous amount of effort into building a ground game. they're confident they can turn the vote out early. they talked about it with a sense of achievement. if this is correct, it's a remarkable result. republicans have been saying during all of the snap shots well, don't worry about early voting because republican voters tend to be older, they love to vote on election day. all of a sudden these numbers i'm surprised and i frankly thought i would not have been surprised to see it reversed and see it obama, 52, romney, 45. so this is a shocking number. but it fits something that you may have seen late last week. gallup took all of this september questions, 19,000 people pretty big universe. looking at all of them together as one group. and said the surprise is that this electorate looks more republican but as republicans are much, much more lik
us a look at early voting. polls showing governor romney leading president obama 52% to 45% among voter who's already cast their ballots. newt gingrich joins us, good evening, sir. your thoughts on the gallup poll of early voters? >> if it's accurate it's devastating for obama. obama played a tremendous amount of effort into building a ground game. they're confident they can turn the vote out early. they talked about it with a sense of achievement. if this is correct, it's a remarkable result. republicans have been saying during all of the snap shots well, don't worry about early voting because republican voters tend to be older, they love to vote on election day. all of a sudden these numbers i'm surprised and i frankly thought i would not have been surprised to see it reversed and see it obama, 52, romney, 45. so this is a shocking number. but it fits something that you may have seen late last week. gallup took all of this september questions, 19,000 people pretty big universe. looking at all of them together as one group. and said the surprise is that this electorate looks more
is with romney campaign in iowa. ed henry is not. with a look at how president obama is handling this emergency, much differently than the last. good evening, ed. >> the president took heat from how he reacted to benghazi. so they are struggling and scrambling to stay on top of the storm with the rain and wind whipping around in washington. aides say the president stuck here and off the campaign trail until wednesday. >> i just received a full briefing from energy response teams. >> the last time president obama faced a crisis, the terror attack in libya last month he went ahead with campaign events in nevada and colorado. given sandy's wrath closer to the election this time is intent to look presidential. today he canceled series of campaign vents and convening a high-level conference call in white house situation room. >> this is going to be a big and powerful storm. all across the eastern seaboard, serve taking the appropriate preparations. >> except the president tried to get in one last campaign appearance. leighing washington late sunday to be in orlando this morning for the big roll-out
will be joining us at 7:30 a.m. from delaware. >>> front page politics now. new this morning, president obama in his weekly address emphasizing the progress made four years after the wall street crisis. >> businesses have added more than 5 million new jobs, the unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level since i took office. home values are rising again. and our assembly lines are humming once more. >> meantime, president obama says he wants to work with congressional republicans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that would trigger tax hikes and spending cuts. two short months from now. >>> so, also new this morning, we have president obama picking up another endorsement, though not unexpected. this one coming from the chicago tribune. mitt romney and paul ryan made a joint appearance last night in the battleground state of ohio. >> not just picking a president for four years, we're picking what kind of country we're going to be. what kind of people we're going to be. what kind of country we're going to give to our kids. >> we want real change. we want big change. and paul ryan and i a
that the tactics that president obama is using talking about binders, bay nets, big bird, some of these, you know, gimmicky things are rubbing people the wrong way, in part, because they want to focus on jobs and the economy, which is this big kind of darker issue that the country is facing right now and it's worrying people a lot. and so the idea that he can talk about things like, you know, the binders comment, which is really just a play off a comment that mitt romney made during the presidential debate where he talked about his destroyer to hire a lot of women, that's kind -- it's not helping him, and i think that's reflected in the poll numbers, because you're seeing right now, romney is it tied or seems to have kind of a momentum, i guess, moving into the final week and that's what pollsters are saying. i think that democrats feel that this will help, particularly with women voters, because they make up the majority of the electorate, and if they can kind of put forward this argument that mitt romney wants to take away some things that are very important to them, then the
-state area. capitol hill is shut down as washington weathers the storm. president obama is tracking developments from the white house where he spoke this afternoon. >> please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. don't pause. don't question the instructions that are being given, because this is a serious storm and it could potentially have fatal consequences. >> this storm is so massive, so unlike anything we've seen before that parts of the country like here in west virginia are bracing for blizzard conditions. we begin our breaking coverage with nbc's ron allen. he's along the "jersey shore." ron, describe the conditions where you are right now. >> reporter: it's gotten much worse in the last couple of hours. i'm standing on top of a sand tune about is it 12 feet tall. i have top anchor myself to maintain my position. we're keeping a close eye on the ocean back here, which is about 20 yards away and getting closer by the hour. the waves are as high as 10 to 12 feet it looks like. this dune abou
the issues. don't just vote, vote smart. >> obama: the election will take care of itself next week. right now our number one priority is to make sure we are saving lives. >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: president obama on the job yesterday at the white house, commander in chief for hurricane sandy. back to your calls about how this election -- how the storm impacts the election. first, here is a little item that caught my attention. even members of the armed services, subject to identity theft. story out of washington state. officials raided several locations in washington state. finding that hundreds of people including active duty military personnel had their identities stolen. you hear a story like that. you need some protection against identity theft. i recommend -- what i've got. lifelock ultimate. i recommend it. it includes keeping track of your bank accounts. but of course, lifelock can't protect you or your bank account if you're not a member
. meanwhile the obama camp has released a new ad taking aim at mr. romney's economic plan. >> in here it's just you. no ads, no debates, just you. so think about this. mitt romney's plan rolls back regulations on the banks that crashed our economy. medicare voucherized. >> president obama also talking about avoiding the fiscal cliff which would trigger tax hikes and spending cuts two short months from now. he says he wants to work with congressional republicans on it. >> i've said to folks, i'll go to capitol hill. i'll wash john boehner's car. i'll walk mitch mcconnell's dog. i'll do whatever is required to get this done. >> president obama heads to new hampshire a bit later today for a stop in nashua. vice president biden is scheduled to hold an event in lynch burg, virginia. >>> now we go to ohio where nbc's ron mott is on that bus tour with paul ryan. hello to you ron again. where are you in the many stops on that bus tour today? >> reporter: hey there, alex. i've got to get my back stretched out. we've got five stops as you mentioned here today. three more tomorrow. eight in total.
elections. host: pennsylvania -- 20 electoral votes. in 2008, barack obama won by 10%. unemployment in the state is nearing what we have nationwide, 8.2%. terry madonna, neighboring ohio is getting a lot of attention with its 18 electoral votes -- was so different between ohio and pennsylvania that makes the buckeye state more of a battleground in pennsylvania, at least the moment? guest: the essential difference is that ohio has a good many more moderate independent voters at this point which are likely to vote either republican or democrat. as i pointed out a moment ago, the reason the democrats of done well as they have captured the suburbs of our state in these last presidential elections in recent years. that has been the defining difference -- you have the big swath of in the middle, of ohio in columbus that is the battleground area. obviously the cleveland area in the northeastern part of the state is democratic. the cincinnati part in the southwest is more republican. ohio has a larger pool of the swing voters, if you will, and more evenly balanced between the democratic and
, with senator marco rubio and jeb bush but mitt romney didn't mention president obama by name, shawn. >> what do you think this is going to do? what sort of message does it send to see chris christie, a huge romney surrogate, there arm-in-arm, giving the compliments and praise back and forth with president obama. >> reporter: you heard the governor yesterday in blunt terms. quite frankly, he could not give a damn n his words, about this electi right now. we're on unchartered territory right now. there was a suspension of campaigning for a brief time back in 2008 as both candidate obama and candidate mccain went back to the white house to deal with the debt crisis and the banking crisis, but we have never seen this before, you know, six days out from election day. the president of the united states, the incumbent campaigning for a second term literally suspend operations on his campaign for 48 hours. the romney campaign has been trying to do the best they can in this situation to not say anything that could be termed inconvenience or challenging. mitt romney didn't mention president obama's name
of newspapers issuing their support for president obama and gov. romney. the toledo blade, it endorses the president. in iowa, pledging their support for mitt romney. the white house announcing the president has canceled a planned event in virginia tomorrow. the returning to monitor hurricane at sandy. the president will join president clinton and a monday afternoon campaign appearance. mitt romney has scrubbed his appearances today, instead spending the next two days in ohio. just over one week ago in the campaign. we will be talking about early voting on "the washington journal." we want to begin with the what this question. what if it is not decided on election day? what if there is a recount or multiple recounts? let's begin with some news of the morning. the front page of "the new york times. marty it is now counted by county. -- it is now county by county. there is also this from "the washington post." va. even as being scrubbed for a number of candidates. the scheduled destruction did not stop the two candidates from delivering attacks on each other yesterday. the president of u
success. you know, they are talking about -- president obama is talking about a tax increase. there are two of things wrong with that. one is that i happen to know where the money goes. and secondly, raising taxes on people is not the answer in washington. i was there when we balance the budget in 1997. and we cut taxes. we did not raise taxes. to give them more money, they will spend it. it will hurt malkin -- small businesses and hurt our ability to create jobs. that is why so many small business people have been paralyzed. and then come the regulations. a small business person, man or woman, it needs to be treated like a delicate flower. you have got to water it, you have got to take care of it called a little loving care. you do not crotchet by somebody that does not understand small business -- you do not crotchet. it is hard to start. it is hard to keep it going. but small business is the engine of economic growth. it is where we get our jobs from. yet, we have all these people in washington who give us this top- down approach to how we will grow jobs. and it is really
that mitt romney created, the affordable care act that president obama pushed is modeled on that. a lot of states will be following that model. that is with the affordable care beds. it is a federal mandate. >> we're out of time and we will move to the next topic. i'm going to put this to you. beyond the governor's office there is a lot of chatter about longevity in this office should you win a second term. from -- should there be a shift in the congressional delegation? have been touted as a leader. it spoke of your party's convention. i know that your opponent has talked about a pledge. what i want to know because clearly if you are reelected you're a lame-duck. you have the four years and that is it. what is your plan beyond the next four years? >> i love this job. we have significant work still to do and put people back to work to continue to improve schools. to improve the state all it can be. i cannot wait to get to work and spend every day with the next four years doing exactly that. beyond that i do not have plans. will we get to 2016 my wife and i who is out there somewhere, we
it is that things are working. you know, president obama was dealt a tough hand. we hear this everyday if you watch tv. and of course it's my brother's fault for everything that goes on. it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason we're going through tough times. but let me tell you mitt romney from day one, job one will be to restore the american economy so people can purr shoe their dreams as they see fit by limited government and build capacity so people don't have to get in line and be dependent upon government. no one wants to do that. we want a society where the next generation has more opportunities than what we have. and the american dream is what this election is about. are we going to reverse the track we're on which is a false sense of economic security where we get in line and have the government solve our problems for us? as if that's ever worked in american history. or are we going to restore american greatness the way we know it works best to create jobs in a strategic way with a guy as president that will work to build solutions rather than just talking about things?
said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> we are following breaking news in waldorf, maryland. a man and woman were shot while walking on a path behind westlake high school. one of them has died and tonight the shooter is still on the run. fox 5's audrey barnes on live on the scene. what happened? >> reporter: i'm at the entrance to that footpath on hampshire circle at gopher court. behind me is where police blocked off the entrance. a couple in their 40s were out walking their dog about 7:15 tonight when they encountered a lone gunman who unloaded his handgun shooting the couple multiple times and as you said, the woman in their 40s has died. police are still -- her 40s has died. police are still on the scene. i want to bring in diane richardson from the charles county sheriff's office to give us more information. at this point do you have any idea what the motive was behind the shooting? >> no. first this is highly unusual in this area and quite frankly very upsetting because this is a very quiet area. apparently this
their campaign. one day before campaign, theident obama touted as progress. e rose 2/7oyment rat to 9%. why mitt romney called report a sad reminder of the at a virtual standstill. abc 7 is your election station. for instant update you can log wjla.com. >> coming up, an election story see.ters need to separating facts from fiction when it comes to question. >> we are keeping a close eye on the dropping temperatures. man is dead after police say man andked a washington. 74-year-old william turner said grandson attack him. jump on him and began his face and his neck. police say the officer attacked and they fired once. coming to doy was if he had thee weapon. >> he said his grandson was normally mild-mannered it. was acting grandson strange and he did not know what was wrong with him. >> there are four days before election day. >> we will tell you where endured long lines coming up. is, no -- no, yes. the signs and commercials are everywhere. coming up, the real numbers when to question 7. , partly cloudy. to question 7. , pa[ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions
goverment is closed. president obama nad mitt romney suspended campiagn activities through tuesday. and barack obama monitors the situation with the federal emergency. mitt romney asked supporters to help victims affected by hurricane sandy. he was joined by a congressman from ohio. this is 37 minutes. ♪ >> avonake. i say, avon lake is fired up today. thank you all for being here. and i want to thank mary taylor to make sure ohio meets its potential. but they can't do it on their own. they need someone they can work with, and that's mitt romney. folks, 8 more days. now, three days ago i was at the avon lake victory center. and the place was packed. people were enthused. they could see help is on the way with mitt romney and paul ryan. [applause] >> let me ask you, will you do everything you can do to ensure we can bring back america's promise. are you going to do it? put up your hand if you're going to make phone calls, commit to mitt today. let me see your hands. commit to mitt. this year, in ohio, you can commit early to mitt. go down to lorraine, 1985 north ridge road and vote
is shaking up the campaigns. both campaigns are cancelling cam campaign events. president obama vows states will get all of the help they need. >> my message to the governors and mayors. anything they need we'll be there ask cut through red tape and not get bogged down with rules. >> the president will hold a rally in orlando before heading back to the white house. >> romney's campaign bus used to help. and stop sending fund raiser e-mails in the states in the line of torm's path he's urging supporters to cipe millions at risk in their prayers . >> they are concerned about the storm and our thoughts and prayers are with those people who are in harm's way. >> today romney will visit ohio, wisconsin. >> and travelers stranded because of hurricane sandy. many planes were moved to safer ground. one family stranded for days and leaving their kids on their own. >> we have children up in new york that are preparing for the hurricane and they have to go through it on their own. i don't think we will fly out on tuesday . we'll get lucky for tuesday or thursday. >> they are waving fees for passengers
been here once. we have seen a lot of, many visits from michelle obama. jill biden then work with the reds in colorado springs. we have seen plenty of action this cycle. >> bill clinton could be coming to your state. an official says bill clinton is scheduled to campaign for the president today. in colorado. the president was supposed to be in colorado springs tuesday but cancelled due to the storm. guest: and we expect we will see, pending the outcome of the storm on the east coast, both candidates later in the week. governor mitt romney was here last week in the rally at but rocks that drew 9000 people. thousands were turned away. the following day, president obama held a rally in denver and drew crowds of up to 16,000. the governor this because deserve an amphitheater that has the capacity of 18,000. the president and his campaign were looking to go to boulder to hold a rally. they are try to turn out a lot of voters for the optics. >> these are great stories about real people in american history. very important moment in american history we do not know about three the fir
much better than president obama. even the most liberal people say governor romney well outshined the president. that really helped with the early voting. the ground game in the key states is pivotal. but mitt romney's moving in the right direction. they can't afford four more years of barack obama. >> shannon: something the president has had to talk a lot about and fielded a lot of questions about, of course, the deadly attack in benghazi. four americans left dead and a lot of unanswered questions at this point. the house has held one initial hearing on this. there are a number of investigations underway. what is your impression so far about what have you learned and not been able to learn? >> what's unfortunate, the white house has not been transparent. they promised it, but they have not been candid. yesterday, a local aquilliate in colorado asked the president, did they deny a request for help and the president couldn't answer that basic question. a lot more questions we have four dead americans and people injured. and it's just sad, we have to make sure that it never, never h
which we'll have that live when it gets under way scheduled to start at 2:30. meanwhile president obama has arrived sand houring hurricane damage. we should hear something from the president later on this afternoon. the president putting his campaign on hold until tomorrow when he's back out on the campaign trail in wisconsin. mitt romney campaigning today. we'll have campaign stop this evening in jacksonville with mitt romney live on c-span. ahead of that vice president biden is no ohio and we'll have that at 3:00 eastern on c-span. and in ohio is states governor are traveling across the state encouraging early voting here six days out. we'll have their stop in ohio coming thup afternoon at 5:30 eastern. >> under indiana has made incredible progress in the last eight years. we've balanced budgets and now we have the largest budget surplus ever in history. it's going to make it possible tor us to cut taxes for every hoosier. but jon, you just said we pay for things in indiana. but when you were speaker of the house, for five of the six years you were running the state house, indiana ran
, obama will head to the florida institute of technology. in about half an hour, we will take you live to lynchburg for the event with vice-president joe biden and his wife. until then, a look at the battleground state of north carolina from this morning's "washington journal. tell us what makes north carolina battleground state. guest: traditionally, it has been a red state. it is moving more and more into a competitive state, and there are several reasons why. one of the things our organization does is ask every year the voters where they stand in terms of conservative level. only florida and virginia, in terms of southern states, are to the left, so it is pretty divided. it also has political progressives, so it has been pretty much a modern state traditionally. there has been a tremendous influx of people from around the country. particularly in the big metropolitan areas, and none has been changing the politics over the years. in addition, it has a significant african-american population. 22% is african american, which is the largest african-american population in about ground. al
known on the trail. president obama canceling an hour ago a trip he planned to orlando, florida. he will monitor the storm in the white house. the romney team dropping fund-raising e-mails up and down the east coast. over the next two hours we will talk to the voters of this critical state, especially in the southwestern part of the state and talk about why ohio could be the most critical battleground state of 2008, martha. martha: you about first, bill, team fox coverage on this monster storm. rick leventhal live in point pleasant beach, new jersey, maria molina tracking storm in the extreme weather center. let's get started with wrik on the shore where the effects of sandy are just beginning to be femt. good morning, rick. >> reporter: good morning, martha. conditions deteriorating here. my rain suit covered with sand and as sandy starts to reach the jersey shore. this town is under mandatory evacuation order. this is not barrier island but officials were worried because they expected surge to be significant. you can see the water reaching this pier out on the beach. local authori
is, president obama. >> this is going to be a big storm, a difficult storm, and the great thing about america is that when we go through tough times like this, we all pull together. we look out for our friends, our neighbors, and we set aside whatever issues we may have otherwise to make sure that we respond appropriately and with swiftness and that's exactly what i anticipate is going to happen here. >> what about the impact of the election, sir? >> i am not worried at this point about the impact of the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. you know, the election will take care of itself next week. right now our number one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives. >> put that in perspective what we just heard. i mean, give me a real world look at what we just heard. the president of the united states being rewarded from a republic republican, chris christie and i see the president very cool right there. very cool. >> there is always a big
commuters, and the impending severe weather is suspending campaign events. president obama has cancelled events for virginia. sandy is expected to spawn heavy rain, storm surge, and eventually snow. dylan dryer has it all. a big report. >> a big report on a big storm, alex. it extends basically the size of it from boston to charlotte, north carolina. that say huge storm, and when it makes its wayon sho on onshore, affect that length of coastline. major events across the eastern seaboard. still a category to 1 storm. the 11:00 a.m. report has not changed. 573 miles directly south of new york city. it is still going to take that turn to the northwest and right now, we are already seeing wind gusts in salisbury, maryland, 33 miles per hour. 43 miles per hour gusts, and 45 to 55 across northeastern north carolina. that high is still locked in place, that cold front to our west is still stalled. that means that storm is still going to take that turn to the northwest. it's inevitable at this point and could make landfall as a category 1 storm or a post tropical storm. again, what it is is not
. the white house says president obama is getting regular updates on the storm and said the federal emergency management agency, fema, has already deployed teams and pre-staged resources to potentially affected states and fema is in close contact with states up and down the east coast, to make sure there are no unmet needs. one concern for both campaigns is that the storm could hinder early voting in ohio, north carolina and virginia. one democratic senator said this about the impact on the president's campaign. >> the storm will throw havoc into the race. i was supposed to be with the president special president clinton on monday. that rally has been cancelled. but i think that virginia is ready to go to the polls and i think the president will carry virginia. >> reporter: due to the upcoming storm, governor romney cancelled evens in virginia. instead, he will link up with his vice-presidential runningmate in ohio and the two of them will campaign in that key state. one romney supporter, former house speaker newt gingrich had sharp words for the president over his campaigning scheduling choi
the election l sas well, which is j eight days away. president obama has cancelled campaign events in virginia and ohio to monitor the storm here from washington. he has also cancelled an appearance tomorrow here in colorado. mitt romney scrapped plans to spend yesterday in virginia. instead, he joined running mate paul ryan in ohio. the republican presidential nominee campaigning again today in ohio. he'll stop in iowa and wisconsin after that. the storm has also put early voting in maryland on hold. those hoping to cast their ballots before next week's election will have to wait at least a day as governor o'malley cancelled all early voting. early voting started on saturday. a lot of people lined up to get it done before the storm. voting was supposed to end on thursday, but it may be extended. complete coverage of hurricane sandy on our website, nbcwashington. nbcwashington.com. while you are online, you can sign up with breaking news and weather alerts. >>> new this morning, a woman faces charges accused of falsely reporting her car was stolen with her three young children inside, triggeri
. jim jordan, bob gibbs are here. we need josh mandel in washington. we need him now. president obama the last four years has made a lot of decisions. some of them like the stimulus package he said would result in all kinds of new jobs. that has not happened. he said he was going to cut the deficit in half. that has not happened. the good news that we have somebody who is running for president that has the know-how. he has the experience. he has got the experience, the record, and he knows how to work with democrats, republicans cannot independents alike to address the challenges we face as a country, and that is why we need mitt romney in washington to fix what is broken and bring back the american dream. i see a uaw member here economy. autos. talk what go said barack obama that said were a few wars. one was about the auto industry. he said, you want to take those companies to bankruptcy. i supported a rescue package for the autos, but what obama said was not true. it was barack obama who took gm and chrysler through bankruptcy, ok? >> right? second, it was mitt romney who absolutel
that president obama and my husband are making quality investments to move us forward on education. i'm also involved in this election as a woman who cares about the direction of our country. i have seen barack and joe said that for our rights and freedoms every single day. -- stand up for our rights and freedoms every single day. the very first law put an obama signed with the lily ledbetter. the president and vice- president know how important it is for women to make our own decisions about our own bodies, our own health care. [applause] so many women of my generation have fought hard for roe versus wade, access to contraception and for equal rights. we don't want out daughters and granddaughters to have to go back and fight the same battles that we fought decades ago. [applause] we cannot forget about the importance of the supreme court in the direction this country could take. finally, i care about this country. about this election as a military mom. our son beau is a in the delaware national army guard and he served in a rack for a year. -- iraq for a year. i had the honor of meeting ma
that the elections to make some say president obama has the vantage. is that true? we will be right back. ♪ 0t[h7 gerri: an october surprise like no other, hurricanes and. gerri: of the election. which candidate will get blown off course next. ♪ gerri: we are, of course, in the final days of the election, but with hurricanes and the hammering down the east coast of president obama and mitt romney scrapping most of their events for today and tomorrow. canceling all of their advance, are we looking at the october surprise? joining me now, 64 impact chairman and democratic strategist. let's start with you. i wants to place some sound from obama and see what you make of what he had to say today. here's a president. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. mario but the impact on families and the impact on our first responders. more about the impact on our economy and i'm transportation. the election will take care of itself next week. gerri: jonathan, the seas for the presidents look presidential. >> i think he has been looking presidential for four years, but i'm biased.
. we cannot let them get a nuclear weapon. >> mrs. vilsack, president obama has approved the use of unmanned drones to fight terrorists around the world -- that concerns some members of your party. are you concerned about that? >> not particularly. i think it is part of a strategy i am talking about -- there are a lot of different things that we need to be able to do. there are people who will be able to decide when it is the best time to use drones or any of the other tools we have to be strategic and nimble and our response. so i do not have any particular problem. >> mr. king, libertarians in your party have a view of drones that is not terribly positive. what is your view? >> i think the utilization of them to take that leadership of al qaeda has been an effective means in that part of the world. it is a case by case basis. i would not say i would remove the authority from the president to protect us. he needs to have that authority as commander in chief. i am not critical of those. >> a kind of war -- a trade war possibly is spoken of as hypothetical with china, with currenc
down south. >> brian: president obama set to tour the damage. the president's request to visit new york city denied. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ >> gretchen: good morning, we start with an extreme weather alert. devastation sandy has left behind unimaginable and cities must begin the grueling recovery . the super storm killed 55 men, women and children and first responders. estimates of the physical damage are at 20 billion dollars and the recover will have to wait. eight million people are in the dark and aren't expected to get power back for weeks. hardest hit is new jersey, new york and pennsylvania. meanwhile, the president of the united states asked mayor bloomburg, i would like to take a look at all of the damage and mayor bloomburg had a press conference and said we are flattered by the fact that the president of the united states would like to come and visit us, but not right now and we are really busy and the first responders need to pay to exeem put things back in order. it would be great if the president goes to new jersey and the president will tour the devastati
and chad, right now the advisory wires telling us president obama will return to the white house following in event in orlando on monday to monitor hurricane sandy. and we're not sure if he's going to make any more k35i7b events. u.s. government has nonemergency federal workers granted administrative leave on monday due to hurricane. president obama declared a state of emergency for the commonwealth of massachusetts as a result of hurricane sandy. u.s. federal offices in d.c. closed. philadelphia, the southeast pennsylvania transit authority, septa as its called, will suspend all services at the end of the sunday service. listening, they're not playing around, if you're in any of these areas, you need to listen to what your officials are telling us. george howell is in kill devil hills, north carolina. george, you have been out there all day. tell me how the weather has intensified. >> reporter: don, i can tell you right now we are actually getting a break in the wind. the winds are dying down a bit, but they are also shifting. we can tell that's happening, and that strong rain is backing
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